Monday, July 16, 2012

SweetStamps# 75- Parchment Christmas

 Hi my sweet bloggers-
Are you getting a jump start on those Christmas cards? 
This will have to be my second Christmas card, that I have made this year!!
So today at SweetStamps we are helping you get motivated to get started.

Don't forget to stop by's online storeand shop for some Christmas goodies now, while they are on sale! Use coupon code JULY25 to get the 25% off discount on all things Christmas.
We also have a SAVE THE BUS sale going on now...get 20% off everything in stock at our warehouse when you use coupon code BUMMER(we're liquidating some inventory to help pay for a new engine for the bus so we can continue to travel to trade shows to bring the latest products and techniques to a city near you!) See where we're headed next, we'd love to see YOU at a show!

This weeks challenge is:
Christmas Parchment

This is my sample:
 I stamped the image on parchment paper and embossed the image with fine detailed gold embossing powder.  Colored the back of the parchment paper with my Copic Markers.  The colors were not bold enough for me, so I flipped it around and colored the front with my distress inks and I loved the look.
You can still see the gold embossing come through with the distress ink.

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Next week's challenge #76 is:
Christmas Flap Card

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  1. Beautifully done- the colors are awesome! Love the layout you used too.

  2. Beautiful coloring! I love the way the candles glow and those pretty poinsettias! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  3. Calypso I love your Candles and Ponsettias. Beautiful coloring and love the layout.

  4. So pretty. That's one of my favorite images from Aweet Stamps! Love the rich colors.

  5. So pretty! I love the softness of your colouring and your poinsettia's are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Merry Merry!

  6. Gorgeous card. Awesome coloring on the image, the poinsettias really stand out. Love the design layout.

  7. Lovely Christmas card.
    Thanks for joinign us at The Crazy Challenge!

  8. Very nice card, I love the papers you used and the poinsettias are beautiful. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.